Survivor: SoftwareLand… Learn to be a name….not a number!

As a long-term veteran of the software biz I feel the pain of those who wish they could just code forever.  Outsourcing and off-shoring unfortunately, are part of our brave new economy.   So here’s what I think you need to do to not get thrown off the island of SoftwareLand: (Thanks to the article by…

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Podcasting From SoftwareLand. . . In Space!!!

The folks at Feedburner have updated their SmartCast feature and it is now possible, drop dead simple in fact, to PODCAST from MSN SPACES!!!  All you have to do is include a link to an MP3 file (or WMA or AAC or…) and it will convert the first such link into an <enclosure> tag which…

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SoftwareLand…. In Space!

UPDATE: The folks at Feedburner have updated their SmartCast feature and it is now possible, drop dead simple in fact, to PODCAST from SPACES!!!  All you have to do is include a link to an MP3 file (or WMA or AAC or…) and it will convert the first such link into an <enclosure> tag which…

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Restaurants at the end of the Web…The final chapter

And so we come to the last chapter of Restuarants at the end of the Web.  As I stated in the first post, the intent is to provide a framework for talking about the differences between the “factory” approach and how we do things today in the software biz.   I’ll follow this up with…

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Restaurants at the end of the Web…Part 3

OK, as promised, here’s the installment 3 of Restaurants at the end of the Web…   Scenario: You’re hungry so you go to an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT place that  says they have anything you ever really want to eat Today, let’s look at the process we observe at The Consultancy Buffet. Going to TCB is like the way…

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Bite-Sized Software Catching On…

I ran across this quote this morning and I think it relates directly to one of the underlying assumptions about Software Factories.  Software Factories are intended to “provide a faster, less expensive and more reliable approach to application development by significantly increasing the level of automation” and, in my opinion, are intended to deliver them good, fast…

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BloggerCon III

Whoo Hooo!  I just managed to get registered for the BloggerCon III being held this weekend at Stanford University. Hopefully I’ll see some of you there.  (You can check out my personal website for a dashing photo of yours truly so you’ll know how to recognize me <grin/>)

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Restaurants at the end of the Web…Part 2

OK, as promised, here’s the installment 2 of Restaurants at the end of the Web…   Scenario: You’re hungry so you go to a GENERIC place that advertises that they will serve you anything you want.   Today, let’s look at the process we observe at Irv the ISV’s Diner.  Going to Irv’s is like…

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Two words: GO VOTE

<PERSONAL OPINION> Take the time and GO VOTE! </PERSONAL OPINION>

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Restaurants at the end of the Web…

As noted earlier, I’ve spent most of the last month working with the Software Factories team.  It’s easily the most exciting thing I’ve been involved in since the inception of the Web.   However, like many previous non-linear shifts in thinking, it can be both difficult to describe and easily misunderstood.  Having faced this problem…

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